Tapping Into the Power of People 

In  recent  years,  patron  demand  has  outpaced  the  Library’s  capacity  for  certain  critical  and  innovative services  and  resources.  To  meet  this  growing  need, forward-thinking  private  donors  have  funded  several new  staff  positions.

ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries Report

On April 24, the American Library Association (ALA) kicks off National Library Week with the release of its annual State of America’s Libraries Report, highlighting the challenges U.S. libraries face – as well as the ways they innovated to meet the needs of their communities. 

You’re invited to Morning Brew!

Join us on Thursday, May 18 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square to take a first look at the Library’s new Boston Community History Project.

View BPLF’s Estate Planning Webinar

This one-hour webinar contains practical information to create an estate plan—including wills, trusts, and power-of-attorney—that supports your family and defines your legacy.

Team BPL Begins Training

Training is well under way for Team BPL, the Library’s Boston Marathon team. On April 17, 15 dedicated runners will complete the 26.2-mile course.

Take Your Seat in Rabb Hall

With a $1,000 gift to the Boston Public Library Fund, you can dedicate a seat in Rabb Hall to a loved one, friend, or colleague — a meaningful and lasting way to honor someone important in your life.

Bates Medal Awarded to Ibram X. Kendi and Bank of America

The Boston Public Library awarded the Bates Medal to Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Director and Founder of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, and Bank of America, with Mr. Miceal Chamberlain, Managing Director and Massachusetts President of Bank of America, accepting.

Emerging Leaders Raise Significant Funds for Library

Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders of the Boston Public Library Fund for hosting an incredible Night in the Stacks. This inaugural event for young Bostonians, held on October 14, raised more than $111,000 for the Library’s programs, services, and collections.

Summer Reading Splash!

Every year,  more than 2,000 young patrons join the Summer Reading program at the Boston Public Library (BPL) by logging online or visiting their local branch.

Night in the Stacks

Hosted by the Emerging Leaders, young Bostonians dedicated to supporting the Boston Public Library’s crucial role in the city, Night in the Stacks is the only chance to visit the Library after dark – join us on October 14!

Poem Celebrates National Library Week

For National Library Week 2022 the Boston Public Library Fund commissioned the incredible Alondra Bobadilla, Boston’s first ever Youth Poet Laureate, to write and perform a poem about the Boston Public Library.

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